Surreal Photography at CMA (via Scene)

October 13, 2014


Forbidden Games
Cleveland Museum of Art
Oct 19, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015
Free admission

Via Josh Usmani and Cleveland Scene:

Debuting this Sunday (Oct. 19), the Cleveland Museum of Art presents Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography. This free exhibition showcases the collection of art collector and filmmaker David Raymond. The Raymond Collection was acquired by the CMA in 2007 and features 167 photographs and illustrated books focused on Surrealist and Modernist Photography from the 1920s through 1940s.

The collection features artists from more than fourteen countries, including France, Germany, Soviet Russia, the Netherlands, Belgium and others, and includes a number of significant photographers, including Man Ray, Brassai, Maurice Tabard, Roger Perry, Alexander Rodchenko, El Lissitzky, Erwin Blumenfeld, a collection of 23 works by Parisian artist Dora Maar and many more.

Forbidden Games is located inside the CMA’s Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall. The exhibition runs through Sunday Jan. 11. Admission to the exhibition and the museum is free and open to the public.

Visit Cleveland Museum of Art’s Forbidden Games exhibition page.

Visiting Artist: Stephen Chalmers

October 8, 2014
Diann Remington (22) from the series Unmarked

Diann Remington (22) from the series Unmarked

Stephen Chalmers is a photographic artist and a professor of art at Youngstown State University. He will be visiting CSU photo next Wednesday, Oct 15 at 2:35. His work often deals with issues of loss, and of place. He earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University. You can view Stephen’s work on his website:

Photographer’s Forum Student Contest

October 7, 2014


You know that free photography magazine I distribute a couple times during the semester? It’s Photographer’s Forum. They hold an annual student photography contest. My students have had some success with this annual contest in past years.  It’s an affordable way of getting your work seen by a broad audience.

There are two ways  to enter the 35th Annual Student Photography Contest.

1. Entry form are available for students at CSU photo HQ for those of you old fashion enough who wish to submit prints or slides by mail.

Or,  download the PDF: 35th Annual Student Contest Entry Form PDF

2. Or simply enter online at

 Early deadline: $4.95 per photo by October 14, 2014.

Final deadline: $5.95 per photo by November 18, 2014.

AWARDS: One Nikon camera system plus a total of $4,000 in grants will be awarded to winning college students. Your students’ work will automatically be considered for publication inPhotographer’s Forum magazine as well as in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2015.

1st – 4th Place College Winners will also be inducted into Nikon’s Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame.

Photographer’s Forum is an award-winning magazine edited for today’s emerging professional photographer.

Dale Yudelman Visits CSU Photo

October 6, 2014
Dale Y visit

Dale Yudelman visits CSUphoto.

Last Wednesday, Dale Yudelman spend a stimulating hour at CSUphoto HQ. We saw hundreds of precisely timed and balanced photographs. Dale was very gracious to engage us with his work and process.


Click to visit


Dale is working with Waterloo Arts on a Cleveland Foundations Creative Fusion residency. On November 7, an exhibition of his work, including new work created in Cleveland, will open. Be sure to attend, and say hello.


Click for a link to Waterloo Arts’ announcement.

Lab Hours: MB 220 digital photo lab

October 1, 2014

lab hours sign

MB 220: Photography Digital Lab

Monday: 10am – 2:30 pm

Tuesday: 12pm – 5pm

Wednesday: 10am – 2:30 pm

Thursday: 12pm – 5pm

Friday: N/A

Questions? email: m.slankard [at] csuohio [dot] edu or joannadruemitchell [at] gmail [dot] com

MB 217: Graphic Design Digital Lab

Monday: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Tuesday: 9:45am – 12:15pm , 3:30 – 4:30pm

Wednesday: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Thursday: 9:45am – 12:15pm , 3:30 – 4:30pm

Friday: N/A


Fred Bidwell Gallery Talk TONIGHT!

September 25, 2014

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Fred Bidwell Gallery Talk
Sep 25, 6pm
Transformer Station
1460 W 29th St. Cleveland, OH

Fred Bidwell, Co-founder of Transformer Station will make a special presentation in the galleries on in the final week of “Unknown: Pictures of Strangers” to share his thoughts on the art and artists of this remarkable exhibition. Bidwell will discuss the concept of the show which explores how artists use photography to capture images of strangers. Through the back-stories of many of the works on view and other examples of the artists’ works, this talk will address the many intended meanings of anonymous portraits and their often charged relationships to issues of social taboos, privacy, anonymity, self-image and class distinctions. Admission is free and open to the public.

Visit the event’s Facebook page

Community engagement and education programs made possible by The George Gund Foundation

Visiting Artist: Dale Yudelman

September 24, 2014

20Dale Yudelman is a photographic artist from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is currently in residency in Cleveland for Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program. Coming from a background in photojournalism, Dale began working in a range of photographic genres. His most recent project, Life Under Democracy returns to social documentary, and earned Dale  the inaugural Ernest Cole Award – South Africa’s most prestigious photography prize.

Dale will visit CSU photo next Wednesday, Oct 1 @ 2:35pm. Check out his website:


People’s Art Show T-Shirt Design Competition

September 22, 2014


Download PDF flyer: t-shirt002

People’s Art Show Call for Entries

September 22, 2014

PAS21WebDrop Off:
Fri, Oct 17 and Sat, Oct 18
10am – 4pm
In person drop off only

All work accepted and exhibited

Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 30th 5-8pm


CSU Art Dept Meet and Greet

September 17, 2014

SOFA meet and greet

Art Department Meet and Greet
Tuesday, September 23 @11:30am
Faculty Lounge (Middough Bldg. 2nd floor)

Free food.
Sponsored by SOFA: Student Organization of Fine Art


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